Dish Network Corp. reached a groundbreaking agreement to carry Walt Disney Co. programming, gaining rights to offer Disney, ABC and ESPN shows over the Web in addition to its satellite pay-TV service.
Walt Disney Co. , owner of the ABC network, said it reached an agreement with some affiliate stations to collect a share of the retransmission fees they obtain from pay-TV systems.
Walt Disney Co. named Paul Lee president of the ABC Entertainment Group, replacing Steve McPherson , who resigned unexpectedly this week.
Disney Co-Chair Anne Sweeney talks about ABC show renewals and branding. She speaks with Bloomberg's Carol Massar. (Source: Bloomberg)
Walt Disney Co. named Ben Sherwood president of ABC News to replace David Westin , who announced in September he would step down at the end of the year.
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger said Marvel Entertainment’s value “far exceeds” the $4.2 billion paid for the business after its latest film set a box-office record.
Walt Disney Co. ’s ABC signed former CBS News anchor Katie Couric to produce and host an afternoon talk show, filling a void in the schedule created by Oprah Winfrey ’s departure from broadcast TV.
Walt Disney Co.’s ABC TV network will begin airing Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show at 11:35 p.m. starting in January to vie with NBC’s Jay Leno and David Letterman on CBS.
Walt Disney Co. said Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger will take on the added role of chairman next year at the theme-park and entertainment company, part of a plan to appoint a new CEO in 2015.
David Westin resigned as president of ABC News after 13 years, saying he will seek opportunities outside of the Walt Disney Co. network.
"We knew early on we had a responsibility with this deal to not only do what was best for our business, but to also position our industry for future growth."
- Anne Sweeney on Mar 03, 2014